Vasili FYODOROV
Василий ФЕДОРОВ
Vassili FIODOROV
1932, 91mn 
Black and white, fiction
Myortvyy dom / Tyurma narodov
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Мертвый дом / Тюрьма народов

 

 Myortvyy dom / Tyurma narodov

 La Maison des morts

 
Directed by : Vasili FYODOROV (Василий ФЕДОРОВ)
Writing credits : Vasili FYODOROV (Василий ФЕДОРОВ), Viktor SHKLOVSKY (Виктор ШКЛОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Nikolay KHMELEV (Николай ХМЕЛЕВ) ...young Dostoyevsky
Nikolay PODGORNYY (Николай ПОДГОРНЫЙ) ...Pobedonostsev
Nikolay RADIN (Николай РАДИН) ...Dubelt
Nikolay VITOVTOV (Николай ВИТОВТОВ) ...Nikolay I
Vladimir BELOKUROV (Владимир БЕЛОКУРОВ)
Vasili KOVRIGIN (Василий КОВРИГИН)
Viktor SHKLOVSKY (Виктор ШКЛОВСКИЙ) ...Petrashevsky
 
Cinematography : Vasili PRONIN (Василий ПРОНИН)
Production design : Vladimir YEGOROV (Владимир ЕГОРОВ)
Music : Vladimir KRYUKOV (Владимир КРЮКОВ)
Companies : Mejrabpomfilm
 

Plot synopsis
Episodes from the life of F.M.Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky's life is presented as the history of a man whose mentality was damaged by the regime. The atmosphere of the “house of the dead” - Russia during the rule of tsar Nikolai — makes the author renounce socialist ideas and turn to religious sermons instead.
 

commentaries
The Socialist Avant-Garde at the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival, Julie DRASKOCZY, kinokultura.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Festival of Archival Films, Moscow (Russia), 2021
- L'URSS des cinéastes à la Cinémathèque française. 1917-1945 : deuxième partie, Paris (France), 2017
- Festival international du film restauré à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002

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